I am a French national and I have done 2 consecutive J1 stays (1 year each). The first one was fine, and during the 2nd one I overstayed for about 1 month.
Now, 2 years later, I want to go back to the US as a tourist for 2 weeks. I've applied for an ESTA and it was approved (this is the first time I will use an ESTA to go to the US).
Will I be automatically denied entry at the border or will I be able to do my 2-week vacation? (I will attend a friend's wedding).
Response to comments
- Yes, I overstayed (1 month after the grace period).
- My online record (if you are talking about https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov) shows correctly the dates but does not indicate anywhere on the website that I have overstayed (no 'OVERSTAY' button or anything).